Aaron Willschick

Aaron Willschick

President, Editor (Toronto, ON, Canada)
- Hey all, I’ve been the President of PureGrainAudio since it started all the way back in the early spring of 2005. What started as a hobby to help expose myself to some new music has turned into pretty much a second job. I love rock music, particularly alternative and hard rock, but mostly I just love good music. It could be blues rock, acoustic, classic, it just has to be good!
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The Flood Inside, the newest effort from Germany's Long Distance Calling is available now via Superball Music. With a discography comprising of nearly all instrumental material in the vein of Pelican, Russian Circles or Isis, The Flood Inside is a landmark for the band, being the first release to feature a full time vocalist. Vincent Cavanagh (Anathema) and Petter Carisen have also contributed their vocal tracks, while further guests include German blues guitarist Henrik Freischlader and Tuneverse cofounder Alex Komlew.
on Mar 06, 2013
Maryland rockers Polkadot Cadaver have just released their new music video for "Last Call In Jonestown," the title track from their highly anticipated full-length, which comes out on May 14th. Polkadot Cadaver has toured with the likes of Wednesday 13, Vampires Everywhere!, Korpiklaani, Wayne Static, Deuce, William Control, and many more. The album features a guest appearance by Neil Fallon of Clutch. The band will be on tour throughout the end of March and April and into May in the U.S. and Canada.
on Mar 06, 2013
Recently, the documentary movie from Diamonds Are Forever's DVD hit the cinema screen in Cluj-Napoca/Romania, but now the band is ready to release a new video for the song "The Genocide".
on Mar 06, 2013
Platinum sellers Ugly Kid Joe have come back after a long vacation, and they're ready to rock harder than ever. The California band's new EP, Stairway to Hell, is due on April 16th through MRI, and it contains songs that span the full repertoire of influences that made Ugly Kid Joe the soundtrack for young snowboarders, surfers, and keggers worldwide. Whether it's the hypnotic riffery of "Devil's Paradise," the melodic power-fueled darkness of "No One Survives" or the irrepressibly chuggin' chorus of "I'm Alright," Stairway to Hell makes it clear that Ugly Kid Joe has everything they started with, and have added fatter chops and a superior grip on songwriting to their arsenal.
on Mar 06, 2013
Tampa metallers Dark Sermon have dropped their first single called "Imperfect Contrition." The single is the first off their all new LP, In Tongues, due out later this month. The fast, riff-oriented track will instantly cause spontaneous headbanging in metalheads around the globe, particularly with its hooky breakdown. The band will be touring for the next several weeks leading up to the release of In Tongues with an appearance on this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Fest.
on Mar 06, 2013
City and The Sea released their new EP Action Figures in February of 2013. The first single "Strange Feeling" has already garnered attention for it’s riff-heavy, catchy sound. The band’s profile has been rising and fans are catching on to their hooky tunes and rocking stage show. These guys don’t fool around in the rock ‘n’ roll department. Their sound has been compared to the Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World and Smashing Pumpkins. They have just released their latest single and video for the track "Living It Up."
on Mar 06, 2013
Texas rockers Again For The Win have released a video for their popular song "Merkabah" off their Deep Elm debut We've Been Here Forever released in August 2012.
on Mar 06, 2013
The Summer Set were recently behind a lengthy, viral campaign calling themselves The Half Moon Kids, a secret inspirational club backed by celebrities and musicians! They had all of their famous friends blast out cryptic messages including many of their famous friends such as All Time Low, Hot Chelle Rae, Michelle Branch, Lucy Hale from Pretty Little Liars, and many more, stating "Who Are the Half Moon Kids"!? Releasing "Maybe Tonight" let people know who was behind the Half Moon Kids movement!
on Mar 06, 2013
Currently stationed out of Vancouver, B.C., "The Network" is the latest track from alternative rock band The ReAktion.
on Mar 06, 2013
UK-based, female-fronted band Neverstar has released the video for "Don’t Call", taken from their debut album. "Don’t Call" is an intensely dramatic song, telling a heartfelt story of family dysfunction, suicide, and resentment. Originally it was not intended to become a song as vocalist Vega Sims felt it was too vivid, but was recorded after guitarist and songwriter Pieter Cronje accidentally stumbled upon the lyrics and secretly wrote the music. The song comes from the band’s debut album I’ll Be Waiting which will be released on April 8th. Neverstar was formed in 2009 by vocalist Vega Sims and guitarist Pieter Cronje whose music is an intense mix of pounding guitar and cinematic drama. The line-up is completed with Anthony Evans on bass and Leigh Prout on drums.
on Mar 06, 2013
Halifax’s Bloody Diamonds have revealed the video for the song "Monsters" off their upcoming album. The video is being released in support of their new album Monsters as well as their upcoming "Stripped Tour." With a natural edge and riffs that kill, Bloody Diamonds is a hard rock band from Halifax. The release of their first record in March 2012 was followed by two extensive tours across Eastern Canada. Their musical skills, stage presence and songwriting are frequently said to be well beyond their years and has earned them a nomination for Loud Recording of the Year at Nova Scotia Music Week.
on Mar 05, 2013
Italian progressive metal outfit Kingcrow today unveils a newly completed video for the song "Morning Rain," the third single to be released from their recently released fifth album, In Crescendo. Released on February 12th via Sensory Records, In Crescendo has been reaping acclaim from rock and metal critics worldwide, and exposing countless new fans throughout the scene to Kingcrow's massive sounds. Following their glorious set at 2012’s ProgPower USA festival, Kingcrow recently confirmed their forthcoming return to North America this Spring, this time in support of In Crescendo. The trek will begin April 28th with a one-off in Atlanta, Georgia, before hooking up with Pain Of Salvation for the main tour.
on Mar 05, 2013
Infamous New York City street punks The Casualties have debuted a new video for the song "My Blood. My Life. Always Forward." The Casualties recently announced a massive, four-part North American headlining tour. The first will see them tour the East Coast before meeting up with Goatwhore for the second portion, which travels through the Western U.S. From there, the band headlines a cross-Canadian tour with legendary punk band Dayglo Abortions. The last leg, which begins on May 17th, sees the band touring between several festival appearances including Punk Rock Bowling and Chaos in Tejas. The Casualties are touring in support of their latest album, Resistance. The Zeuss-produced effort is their ninth, and arguably best, full-length album.
on Mar 05, 2013
After releasing the brand new surprise single "Sick Of Your Mouth" to fans last week, futurist metal clan Today is the Day now unloads an official video for the track and once again discharge it directly into the public. Constructed specifically for the band’s headlining twentieth anniversary tour set to rip through the majority of the United States and Canada over the next six weeks, "Sick Of Your Mouth" surges with the intensity Today is the Day has continually delivered for two decades. The band is just hitting the road for their huge Spring tour that will wrap up with three Canadian dates in mid-April.
on Mar 05, 2013
The Spanish band Ankor have released their new video "I'll Fight For You", first single from their upcoming album Last Song For Venus which will be out later in 2013. The video was directed by the acclaimed director Patric Ullaeus and stars Johan Andreassen of Amaranthe. Aside from preparing for the release of the album this year, Ankor is also celebrating its tenth anniversary together.
on Mar 05, 2013
Germany's War From a Harlots Mouth have released a new music video featuring the track "Vertigo." The band has recently embarked on a European tour as part of Bonecrusher Fest. The tour, which starts today in Köln, Germany will see the band play alongside Job For a Cowboy, Beneath the Massacre, and Gorod. War From a Harlots Mouth released its most recent album Voyeur on November 6th, 2012.
on Mar 05, 2013
Vancouver-based death metallers Abriosis have followed up the February 1st release of their new (and free) EP Vessel with a video cover of the classic Cannibal Corpse track, "Fucked With A Knife." Vessel merges disorienting waves of sonic violence with an ever-present thunderous pulse. Though short and sweet, this EP hits hard; representing the latest evolution in the band’s signature progressive death metal sound. The band's third release overall, Vessel marks the first Abriosis recording to feature new vocalist Alxs Ness (ex-Without Mercy).
on Mar 05, 2013
South Jersey indie rockers By Surprise are premiering their new music video for "Criteria." Safely guarded behind four pairs of glasses and an arsenal of awkward tendencies, the members of By Surprise have spent an equal amount of time combing through the forgotten dust-filled grooves of 7-inch records released during the 90’s indie label boom, as they have with the off-beat and inspirational works of Henry David Thoreau, Jack Kerouac, and Douglas Adams. The band’s latest EP, Criteria, was released on January 15th.
on Mar 04, 2013
Born from the ashes of Corpse Division, Idols For Dinner is a French death metal band finding its inspiration in every sub-genre of extreme music. They have just released their new video clip for the song "Prosthetic Memories" from their album Tenant Of A Declining World which has received some rave reviews so far.
on Mar 04, 2013
Paris, France’s, As They Burn have released a music video for "Dream Collapse" from their new studio album, Will, Love, Life. An introduction to their blend of groove-oriented technical-death metal, "Dream Collapse" is an ode to crashing dreams and forgotten plans for the future. See As They Burn on Bonecrusher Fest as they tour alongside Job For A Cowboy and more.
on Mar 04, 2013

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